The Board of Education named Dr. Maryrose Caulfield as our district’s next Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Caulfield will join the district on July 1, 2015. Dr. Caulfield will replace Gregory Nolan, who is retiring after six years in our district.
With nearly 30 years of experience in education, Dr. Caulfield has vast leadership experience in New Jersey public schools. For the past four years, Dr. Caulfield has served as the Superintendent of the Rumson School District, which is comprised of two schools and over 1,200 preK-8 students in Monmouth County. Previously, Dr. Caulfield served as the Director of Elementary Education in the Wayne Township Public Schools, which is made up of 14 schools and over 8,500 preK-12 students in Passaic County.
Dr. Caulfield has extensive experience as both an administrator and a teacher. She served as a principal in the South Orange-Maplewood School District for eight years; a testing and staff development specialist, elementary science specialist, a G&T teacher and a technology teacher in Union Township Public Schools for six years; and a Grade 5 teacher as well as a middle and high school science teacher in Nutley Public Schools for 10 years.
Dr. Caulfield has achieved a wide array of accomplishments in her professional roles. She has a deep knowledge of and strong experiences in staffing, training, instruction, budgeting, planning, program development and management, communication and community relations. She is well versed in teacher evaluation models and AchieveNJ, PARCC, Common Core Standards, professional learning communities, organization structure and efficiencies, personnel, special education, technology, parent relationships, and stakeholder partnerships.
Dr. Caulfield received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and secondary science from Felician College in N.J. She also received two master’s degrees, one in biochemistry from Montclair State University in N.J. and another in administration and supervision from Seton Hall University in N.J. She also received a doctorate degree in educational administration and supervision from Seton Hall University.
Dr. Caulfield is a member of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, the Garden State Coalition of Schools, the Governor’s Special Education Task Force, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Dr. Caulfield has written and published several educational works and has presented at numerous conferences and workshops. She authored “The New Jersey GEPA Science Coach,” released in May, 2000, which was published by Education Design, Inc. She also wrote several articles for various education journals and newsletters. Workshop and conference topics include improving student achievement; using teacher evaluations as coaching models; Safe Routes to School and National Walk-to-School programs; diversity; staff trainings; curriculum development; and integrating the Internet into science classrooms, among others. She created and producedScienceWorks, an original television show for local cable. She was also featured in the NJEA Pride Campaign for Classroom Close-Up, a television segment that aired in 1997 on WWOR TV Channel 9.
Dr. Caulfield works with her church to support St. Joseph’s Social Services Center in Elizabeth, NJ. Dr. Caulfield lives in Union, N.J. She has three children. Her eldest daughter, Erin, graduated from Seton Hall University and School of Law and is currently working to complete a teaching degree in English. Erin’s husband, Jeremy, teaches music education in Kearny, N.J. Her son, Brendan, is finishing his degree in Graphic Design from Seton Hall University. Her youngest daughter, Bridget, is completing her first year of teaching in Union, N.J., after recently graduating from Seton Hall University with certifications in elementary education, middle school science and special education. She teaches inclusion science in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades at Burnet Middle School in Union, N.J. Dr. Caulfield’s father recently retired at age 87 after a 43 year career in education culminating as Superintendent of Schools as well as having been the Executive Director of a doctoral program at Seton Hall University. Education is certainly Dr. Caulfield’s family business.
As the Superintendent of our district, Dr. Caulfield will oversee and lead the daily operation of our six schools, serving nearly 3,300 students in grades preK-8 and over 500 staff members. On behalf of our students, families, staff members and our greater Flemington-Raritan community, we warmly welcome Dr. Caulfield to our district and look forward to continued success here in our schools.
Bruce Davidson, President
Board of Education